Love, Hope & Letters

the guernsey literary and potato peel pie society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

By: Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

Grade: B+

As the rebuilding from World War II commences author Juliet Ashton begins a correspondence with the people of Guernsey (several of them anyway) who while under German occupation formed a literary club and discovered books, friendship and a way to go on during the impossible. Told in letters I admit I found this book a lot more moving than I thought.

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What It Means to Be Alive

Circe

Circe

By: Madeline Miller

Grade: A

“Humbling women seems to be the chief pastime of poets. As if there can be no story unless we crawl and weep.”

Part of me wants to talk in-depth about Circe and another part of me, a very large part, wants to be like, “Yes! It was great! Fantastic! Just read it…”

So I shall do a little of both.

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My Author Goals List

reading rapunzel

Apparently I’m all about setting myself goals this Spring. I have the Magical Readathon (in which I’m already off the TBR to be honest), my Spring TBR a bunch of personal goals and then as I was reading Bad Feminist I went through and made a list of all the authors whom I’ve always wanted to try.

You know, those authors where you’re forever picking up one of their books and then putting it back until next time? Or telling people oh, yeah I’m going to read her next.

This is my list:

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Accepting the Contradictions: A Ramble

Bad Feminist

Bad Feminist

By: Roxane Gay

Grade: A

Roxane Gay has been one of those writers where I’m always like, “I really want to but maybe next time…” When I finally actually looked at Bad Feminist and saw it was a lot about culture and pop culture I jumped at the chance to read it. I’m very much interested in the ways pop culture reflects the state of our world and the way we react to it.

Needless to say there was a lot in this book that I enjoyed.

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